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Is there any clinical significance to a Left Axis Deviation?

I'm a 55 year old white male in excellent health. 5'11", 200 lbs., 2-3 mile/day walker, on no medications, "textbook" BP, etc. Company physicals for many years have included an EKG whereby it indicates I have a Left Axis Deviation. I've never received any advice/recommendation from the company medical director to follow-up on this. Please advise. Is there any clinical significance to a Left Axis Deviation? Should I seek a cardiac consult?

submitted by Dan from Friendswood, Texas on 1/28/2013


by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, James T. Willerson, MD    

James T. Willerson, MDIt is a relatively unimportant ECG finding when it exists in isolation. If you have a family history of heart attack or heart block requiring a pacemaker, it would be a good idea to see a good cardiologist for long-term follow up. Thank you.    

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Updated January 2013
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